Primus 341

Discussion in 'Primus No:341' started by Metropolitantrout, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. Metropolitantrout

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    Alcohol version of a Primus 41 made in 1952.

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    Simmers nicely

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    Fully open

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    Stove as I got it. The case was a little rough but no major damage.

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    I used electrolysis to remoce the rust and old paint

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    The steel box appeared to be tin plated and the paint came off very easily with a stiff brush after a day in the electrolysis tank.

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    I made this tank shield with the aid of some helpful photos @boknasild sent me.
    Works with or without rings but it's easier to fold up the stove without them.
    I noticed in the SRG there were members interested in building one for their 41's so I've included dimensions.

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    Thanks for looking, Jerry
     
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    Very fine work Jerry. Could you provide a side elevation photo of the burner some time? Thanks.

    John
     
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    Fantastic restoration Jerry.
    Congratulations
     
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    Looks good and runs nicely. Congratulations :clap:
     
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    Thanks for the nice comments guys. IMG_1933.jpg
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    John, does this work? Happy to take a pic in whatever position you're interested. Two more below.
    @Tony Press
    After searching high and low, I landed on the closest color I could find in person. Model Master FS 34079 Dark Green.
    I have a few of the original paint chips and it's a pretty close match. A touch more of black would make it exact probably but I'm happy with it. It's a flat paint so I added a few coats of clear in satin finish.

    The big brands had nothing close and what I've since learned is model paint, while more expensive lays down REALLY nicely and is superior to hardware store cans. Jerry
     
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    Yep, those pics do it for me @Metropolitantrout. A Primus original priming wick Jerry? I know they marketed them as an accessory at about the time this stove was in production to utilise the stove fuel (kerosene stoves) for priming.

    John
     
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    Appears to be stock. It's nothing I added so I can only assume it's original John. Pretty cool huh? Jerry
     
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    @Metropolitantrout
    Ah yes, hadn’t checked back on that illustration. Clear as day.

    I repeat, a fine piece of work and a beautiful classic stove.

    John
     
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    Excellent work! You guys also do such a good job with photos. I'm going to have to up my game that way.
     
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    Really nice restoration mate, I'm very envious, I must strip and paint a few of mine this year.

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    What a beautiful restoration. That stove speaks to me. I would love to have a little alcohol stove like that. The hunt is on. I think it is nicer then the original.
     
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    Superb example!
    This model has firmly been on my wish-list for years! =P~

    Alec
     
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    Nice restore. Neat features, swivel valve shaft, embossed tank.
    Duane
     
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    @ metropolitan trout,
    Hi, A Great restoration, the clam shell cases for stoves always catch my attention, a one like you found would top my wish list. My reaction to your very good restore work can only be :mrgreen::mrgreen: enjoy
    That stove. Best regards. Optimust